DFIT interpretation has been a theme of the work that we’ve done within ResFrac. Our collaborative 2018 Industry Study, which culminated in one of the ‘Best of URTeC’ papers in
Apache used ResFrac to tightly constrain their Midland Basin pad models. Apache is a leader in gathering and interpreting advanced diagnostics. In SPE-204172, Shahri et al., describe the detailed calibrations possible with ResFrac and cross-well engineered fiber from Silixa. ResFrac outputs the full stress and strain tensors at any location in the model. These data can be used to directly compare to the strain rate data gathered from cross-well fiber-optic monitoring.
This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition to be held virtually on 4 – 6 May 2021. The official proceedings were published
This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition originally scheduled to be held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 5 – 7 October 2020. Due to
This month, we had a presentation from ResFrac Senior Consulting Engineer, Dr. Ankush Singh, entitled, “Stress variations with depth and hydraulic fracture optimization”. He covers material from SPE papers “Optimization of Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs in the Context of Stress Variations with Depth” (https://doi.org/10.2118/201739-MS) and
“Integrated Analysis of the Coupling Between Geomechanics and Operational Parameters to Optimize Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Proppant Distribution” (https://doi.org/10.2118/194323-MS).
For Office Hours this month, we had a conversation with Mark McClure on his recent findings and observations on structured field testing, as motivated by his recent due of blog posts: “Epistemic Challenges in Subsurface Engineering, Part I: The Persistence of False Beliefs” and “Epistemic Challenges in Subsurface Engineering, Part II: Creating Value with a Hypothesis-Driven Workflow” on the ResFrac blog.
For Office Hours this month, we had a presentation on modeling cross well fiber in ResFrac, by Dr. Mojtaba Shahri. Dr. Shahri presented the findings from his HFTC paper “High Fidelity Fibre-Optic Observations and Resultant Fracture Modeling in Support of Planarity.”